Imogen

Gender:girl

Meaning:Maiden

Origin:Shakespeare

Pronunciation:IHM oh jen

Variations:Imojen

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About Imogen

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Imogen is a rather unusual and old-fashioned sounding name that would be an ideal choice for parents who are looking for something not widely used.

Detailed Meaning

This name derives from the Celtic name Innogen, meaning ‘maiden.’ Imogen features in Shakespeare’s play Cymbeline where it is the name of a strong heroine.

Famous People With This Name

Imogen Poots is a British actress best known for her roles in “28 Weeks Later.” Imogen Cairns is a British Gymnast who competed in the Beijing 2008 and London 2012 Olympic games for Team GB. Imogen Anne Lloyd Webber is the daughter of the famous British composer Andrew Lloyd Webber.

Possible Nicknames

One possible nickname for Imogen is Immi.

Related Names

Imogen can also be spelt Imojen.

Stories Featuring This Name

Imogen is a character from William Shakespeare’s play “Cymbeline.”  Imogen Hazard is one of the many twins from the book “Wise Children” by Angela Carter. Imogen Threadgoode is a character in the book “Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe.”

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